The Memorial of the Nanjing Massacre, Nanjing

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Commemorating over 300,000 deaths during the 1937 Japanese capture of the then Chinese capital, The Memorial of the Nanjing Massacre stands on a former execution and mass burial site. Two marble walls with names of 300,000 victims, halls with photographs of executions, and documents detailing the capture of Nanjing tell the gruesome story of the Japanese Imperial Army's occupation of China. Enter a coffin-shaped display hall to see a mass burial site excavated with numerous bones of victims, and visit a reconstruction of a house ransacked by soldiers. Solemn bronze sculptures and grey stone architecture punctuate gardens with pine and cypress trees. Walk around the 28,000 sq m (302,400 sq ft) grounds, and ring the large bronze bell for peace. Using our world travel planner, Nanjing attractions like The Memorial of the Nanjing Massacre can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • August 17, 2017
    8/2017, near the entrance of the exhibition hall is under renovation. Only at the back of the exhibition hall was published. Despite the improvement in that summer, was crowded with families with children, etc.. Contrary to initial expectations faded anti-Japanese propaganda, exhibited Japan side material. About Nanjing airstrikes prior to the invasion of Nanjing, with a picture aspect of Asahi Shimbun at the time of "Nanjing RAID success auction" was. By army captain after two hundred competition cut article, and had been concluded in that part of the final peace is important. Or by apology visit pictures of Mr Hatoyama and Japanese for tree-planting exercise was introduced. It may cause trouble or something from the Japanese visit was unlikely atmosphere. Admission is free of charge.
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  • August 16, 2017
    This was the Second place on my checklist for the trip to Nanjing. It was worth going there to know about the history and the incidents during the World War II (When Japanese attacked China).The place...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    We went on a Tuesday afternoon thinking there would be less of a crowd. We were wrong. Very Informative but some of the statues and quotes are over the top. I do recommend if you are at all interested...  more »
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  • May 10, 2017
    Well preserved history in this place of massacre by invading army. Descriptive and graphical illustration makes it easy to understand the barbaric nature of atrocities by invaders. Usually crowded because lot of people come here to pay homage to deceased ones.
  • June 17, 2017
    Beautiful museum, but bring a hanky. Very sad. It includes history of atrocities from around the world at that time.
  • May 4, 2017
    Amazing memorial and museum! Very well designed and her informative. It was an emotional experience. The exhibit, however, is very long - takes 2-3 hours to get through it all!
  • July 4, 2017
    Very emotional expierience, and very sad. It shows how cruel were the japanese soldiers during the occupation.
  • March 16, 2017
    To be brutally honest, I didn't even know this happened. But even for me it was a quite impressive place to witness.

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